under the stars

Have I told you how much we love the town we live in? I’ve lived here, in the same apartment, for almost six years now; Nick moved in with me after two years. We are within walking distance of some fantastic little restaurants and bars, there are some nice little shops and small businesses that we like to support, the people are friendly, and it’s just a very happy little place to live. We’re a quick 25-minute drive to Center City Philly, a mere 15 minutes away from the airport, and convenient to pretty much everything we need. Now that I work from home, it’s not unusual for five or six days to go by without me needing to drive my car anywhere; I can walk to Trader Joe’s if we need groceries, and we pretty much never go to a restaurant that requires that we drive there. Why bother when everything we need is right here?

The summer before we got married, they started doing “Dining Under the Stars” on Wednesday nights: the streets are closed off to cars and become filled with tables from all the restaurants, filled with jovial diners. Last night, it was just too gorgeous out to sit at home while we could hear the murmur of the crowd around the corner, so we blew our strict dining-out budget and took advantage.

It was like a bit of happiness and love for our town all rolled into one perfect little evening.

We love this place.


  1. Aww, that's awesome :) I don't know where we'll eventually end up when Mark is done with grad school and (hopefully) gets a job, but I hope we love it just as much.

  2. That is awesome. I wish I lived somewhere like that, but the house we bought is out in the suburbs and close to NOTHING. Sigh. Cheap real estate, why must you be so far away from fun things?

  3. So adorable! Things like this are the reason I have GOT to get out of this place. I would love to be able to walk to the grocery store — here, if you walk, you're considered either crazy or homeless.

  4. Just a few more months and we should have enough of our downpayment to start moving closer to Conshy/Manayunk :) hooray for biking!

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